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The World Mosquito Program (WMP) is a not-for-profit group of companies owned by Monash University that works to protect the global community from mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue, Zika, yellow fever and chikungunya.

After an absence of more than 20 years, dengue re-emerged in Brazil in 1981. Over the next 30 years, seven million cases were reported.

Today, Brazil has the greatest number of dengue cases in the world, with 3.2 million cases and 800 deaths reported from 2009–2014. Brazil has also been severely affected by outbreaks of Zika virus and chikungunya in the last few years.


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(Data updated June 2023)

World mosquito activities in brazil
Project sites
Number of people reached
Total area reached
1070 km²
Map Brazil

Project sites

In Brazil, we are working across the municipalities of Rio de Janeiro, Niterói, Belo Horizonte, Petrolina and Campo Grande. 


Engagement and public acceptance

Our Public Acceptance Model guides engagement, communication and issues management. No mosquitoes are released until endorsement by the local Community Reference Group.


people reached through community engagement (since April 2017)


public acceptance in Rio de Janeiro


public acceptance in Niterói
Dengue is a very dangerous disease. It kills! My greatest hope is that we no longer have these diseases here, and that this project is spread throughout Brazil and, perhaps, around the world.
Community member
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